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tonight, amid growing pressure, president trump calls out racism. 48 hours after the deadly attack, the president now says racism is evil. and then calls out the groups by name. the kkk, neo-nazis, and white supremacists. then, what the president later says when asked, why didn't he say it sooner? also, the accused killer who drove into the crowd. the video just beforehand and what it shows. also tonight, was it another plot to bomb oklahoma city? authorities say the suspect drove a van to a downtown alley and allegedly tried to detonate what he believed was a van packed with explosives. and his alleged praise for timothy mcveigh. the outrage tonight after a newly released video shows a student with autism, dragged by two kindergarten teachers. and the deadly accident on the set of a popular movie.
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the stunt gone wrong and what we're learning tonight. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a monday night. we begin with president trump, aware of the increasing pressure, condemning hate groups by name. saying racism is evil, calling out the kkk, neonazis, and white supremacists. and we're learning about the man charged with murder, after driving his car into that crowd. cecilia vega leading us off. >> reporter: nearly 48 hours after that car plowed into pedestrians on the streets of charlottesville, president trump today finally stepping before the cameras to give that hate a name. >> racism is evil.
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and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the kkk, neonazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as americans. >> reporter: under fire all weekend. it started, not with what he said, but what he didn't say. scenes like this unfolding for hours without word from the president. when the president did speak out in person, he condemned not just the racists marching in the streets, but many sides. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. on many sides. >> reporter: the backlash was instant and nearly universal, even from republican allies. >> call this white supremacism, this white nationalism evil and let the country hear it, let the world hear it. it's something that needs to come from the oval office and this white house needs to do it today. >> reporter: by sunday, a statement, not from the
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president, but rather from an unidentified aide saying, "the president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred, and of course that includes white supremacists, kkk, neonazi and all extremist groups." adding to the pressure, his daughter went there, saying unequivocally, "there should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neonazis." same from his vice president. >> we have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neonazis or the kkk. >> reporter: and this morning his attorney general, pressed by david on whether the president will finally speak out specifically against white supremacists -- >> this is a president as you know who is known for his blunt talk. for a week now we've been reporting on the war of words with north korea. many americans could likely quote that line, his warning of fire and fury. he was so clear on north korea and even as a candidate he said
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this -- >> to solve a problem you have to be able to state what the problem is or at least say the name. >> will he say the name of these groups? >> well, he will say what he believes is appropriate. i think he probably will. >> reporter: late today, a reporter asking the president one more time why he waited so long to name those groups. >> mr. president, can you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend? >> they have been condemned. they have been condemned. >> and cecilia vega with us live from the white house. early in the day, when the president still had not called out these groups by name, a member resigned, there was reaction at the white house. >> reporter: the president responded to the resignation, took to twitter to say, he will
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have more time to lower ripoff drug prices. and he's tweeted right now, blasting merck for high drug prices. >> thank you. we're also learning more about the alleged driver, making his first court appearance today. we'll hear from those who know him, including his own mother. here's pierre thomas tonight. >> you will not replace us! >> reporter: the chilling images. >> blood and soil! >> reporter: the next morning, they gather again. former kkk leader david duke among them. >> we're determined to take our
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country back, fulfill the promises of donald trump. >> reporter: james field jr., seen among the white supremacists, chanting for white power. shortly before authorities believe he drove into this crowd, killing one. back home, his mother saying she didn't know who would be at the rally. >> i didn't know it would be white supremacistsupremacists. i thought it had to do with donald trump. >> he felt that whites were superi superior, felt the views that hitler espoused were correct in some way. >> reporter: classmates say during a field trip to germany, he allegedly said, this is where the magic happened. >> he proclaimed himself as a
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nazi and white supremacist. >> reporter: the rally was about trying to keep a confederate statue from being removed. one of the protesters reportedly losing his job. another saying he's not an angry racist. >> i came to the march to say white european culture has a right to be there. >> i asked the attorney general was this terrorism, and he said it meets the criteria. >> reporter: they're investig e investigating to see if it meets the hate crime criteria. >> thank you. meantime, in charlottesvi e
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charlottesville, the police chief promising more arrests. tonight, the young woman who was killed when the car plowed into the crowd, and the two state troopers who lost their lives while choppering in. here's eva pilgrim. >> nazi's go home! >> reporter: tonight, tensions simmering in charlottesville. >> shut your mouth! >> reporter: white nationalists defending themselves in front of a hostile crowd. >> they're the ones who brought violence. >> reporter: just moments ago, the police vowing to make more arrests as they pour over the videos of the violent clashes. >> we're still receiving reports of assaults and additional crimes. >> reporter: i asked one of the white nationalist protesters, why bring weapons if this was a peaceful protest? >> we came armed because we didn't think police would protect us. >> reporter: one of the lives lost, 32-year-old heather heyer, who was marching with her friends when she was hit in that
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car attack. heyer's last post on facebook, right after the election. "if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." >> i am extremely proud she stood for what she believed in. she gave her soul to it and now she's given her life to it. >> reporter: adding to the chaos, a freak helicopter crash killing two virginia state troopers helping with the protests. pilot berke bates and lieutenant jay cullen. >> eva, the first night of the rally, the white nationalists were marching with the tiki torches, and now the company denouncing them? >> reporter: that's right. saying we do not support their message or use of our products in that way. david? >> eva, thank you. and we move on tonight to the other news this monday evening. the alleged terror takedown in
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oklahoma city. a suspect trying to detonate a van, saying he admired timothy mcveigh. here's david kerley. >> reporter: this 23-year-old man charged tonight, jerry varnell, allegedly first suggesting to bomb the federal reserve, then settling for the bank. >> he wanted to make the biggest impact wherever he was going to place the bomb. in his mind, this would have been the biggest impact in oklahoma. >> reporter: and the materials he assembled what he thought would be a bomb. drove to the bank, left the van in an alley, and used a cell
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phone to detonate it. instead, he was arrested. >> this is a message to everybody that was like-minded to stand up, and take action. >> reporter: he allegedly said he was aligned with the patriot anti government movement. >> thank you. we turn overseas to a lo looming -- warning the u.s. is prepared to use the full range of its capabilities if north korea follows through on its threats of force. >> what would you say to americans? >> i would say, we have the
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capability to defend them. >> north korea warning it would have a plan to strike near guam by mid-august. and the teacher and teacher's aide seen dragging a young boy with autism down the hallway. after a prosecutor decided not to file charges. here's linzie janis. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows an ohio teacher and an aide carrying and dragging a 7-year-old boy with autism to the elementary school's office. after trying to discipline the boy on the playground the teacher can be seen dragging kindergartener corbin kemel by his ankle, as he's face down on the floor. >> i was shocked, in my eyes it's abuse. i don't think anybody would want that to happen to even a pet, not alone your child or a special needs child. >> reporter: his mother posting
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the video on facebook after a prosecutor declined to bring criminal charges against the teachers, saying the incident "did not meet the elements required for felony prosecution." when it happened back in may, the school district immediately calling police and placing the staffers on paid leave. >> i feel the incident occurred due to pique and frustration. >> reporter: david, the prosecutor says teacher was hit in the eye by the boy. but the school district says those employees had specific de-escalation training and should have followed it. david? >> thank you. next to the real concern for thousands of american tourists who travel to mexico with their families. authorities now raiding dozens of tourist spots, seizing tons of gallons of illegal alcohol. here again, gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, mexican
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authorities seizing 10,000 gallons of alcohol from more than two dozen tourist destinations. among them, the iberostar paraiso maya resort. their lobby bar suspended, investigators say they found unsanitary conditions. it's where 20-year-old abbey conner and her brother austin were drinking at the bar. they ended up passing out and floating face down in the pool. abbey later died. her family calling for an investigation into whether their alcohol was tainted. >> the bartender pours out a line of shots and lights went out and i woke up in the ambulance. >> reporter: so you went from fine to blacked out. >> yup. >> reporter: mexico has been confiscating the tainted alcohol for years, seizing more than 1.4 million gallons of the toxic blends. tonight iberostar claiming the suspension was not related to tainted alcohol, but rather those unsanitary conditions. and the hotel tells us they only
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buy sealed alcohol bottles. and david, abbey's family tells us they are happy about these new seizures. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. the driver ramming into a crowded rest rant. an 8-year-old girl killed, the pictures just coming in. the traffic takedown. new video sparking outrage. a police officer seen repeatedly punching a driver. tonight, authorities releasing their own footage. and the news coming in late today. the deadly accident on the set of a popular movie. what we're just learning about this stunt gone wrong. we'll be right back. in body, in spirit, in the now. boost® high protein it's intelligent nutrition with 15 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. for when you need a little extra. boost® the number one high protein complete nutritional drink.
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>> oh, my god. >> he's punching him, though. >> reporter: the officer doing the punching is now on paid administrative leave. 25-year-old richard hubbard, whose head was bashed into the street, is out on bond, charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension. >> step out. >> reporter: this happened fast, during this traffic stop, where police say the young black driver "ignored the order to face away and as the officer attempted to take him into custody he began physically resisting." take a look again from the police dash camera. this is what police say is ignoring the order. >> face away from me. face away from me. >> reporter: but an instant later, it does seem clear that after the officer tries to take him down, he appears to be resisting. >> the young man was already in control. it is clear that it was an excessive use of force. >> reporter: police say they're reviewing this entire incident. hubbard appears in court on the 24th. david?
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26th, 1979, and it was frank reynolds reporting. >> good morning, this is indeed a special events broadcast of a genuine special event. the last total eclipse of the sun over the continent this century. >> reporter: it was the last solar eclipse we would see in the united states. >> it's showing the eclipse of the sun over portland, oregon. >> reporter: we have been carefully looking to the sky for centuries. this video from the 1920s over new york city. then in 1932, on top of the empire state building. new yorkers and visitors peering through what was protective eyewear back then. in oregon, february 26th, 1979, at observatory hill in goldendale, washington, as frank reynolds was on the air. >> not until august 21st, 2017, will another eclipse be visible from north america. that's 38 years from now. >> reporter: time flies. it's almost here. one week from today, the first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse will span the entire continental u.s. from salem, oregon, to omaha to nashville to charleston. and america is getting ready.
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mr. erickson's astronomy club at cienega high school in vail, arizona. >> hi, david. this is part of of my astronomy club and we're preparing for the eclipse. >> reporter: and tens of thousands of americans heading to more than 20 national parks. >> hello, david. >> we're going to be enjoying 2 minutes, 22 seconds of totality. >> reporter: that's when the moon blocks the sun completely. one of the images from the last time. and next monday this total solar eclipse will be 70 miles wide, 3,000 miles long. across 14 states. and all of it as frank reynolds promised right here live on abc news. >> may the shadow of the moon fall on a world at peace and abc news of course will bring you a complete report on that next eclipse 38 years from now. >> 1:00 p.m. eastern next monday. set
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every year south jersey sends more and more tax money to trenton, but gets less and less back thanks to steve sweeney and chris christie. here's the sweeney-christie record eight years of underfunded schools. huge tax breaks for themselves and their rich friends while we pay more. and homestead rebate funding for seniors cut in half next year. don't believe the fake news from his wealthy donors. steve sweeney stands with chris christie, not with south jersey.
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this is the "jeopardy!" college championship. here are today's contestants -- a senior at yeshiva university, from teaneck, new jersey... a freshman at san francisco state university, from coronado, california... and a senior at mit, from decatur, georgia... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our annual tournament that has, in the past, produced some very exciting and unexpected moments. let's see what happens this year. today, we have two seniors and one freshman. good luck. let's go to work in the jeopardy! round. and now let's take a look at the categories...

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